know the test

Do you know what tests you can expect to take?

If you’re heading to college, you’ll take the SAT or the ACT, or both.
Aiming for the military? Then the ASVAB is in your future.
If you’re a college student contemplating graduate school, you’re looking at a GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT.

While many colleges and universities continue to be test-optional at this time, we are beginning to see a trend in highly selective colleges returning to a standardized test requirement. The main reasons for this shift are using the scores as a tool to evaluate college readiness and to assess future academic performance.

did you know?

The SAT has changed in recent years

Do you know what those changes mean for your preparation strategy?

Multi-stage adaptive testing: the first portion of the module includes a mix of easy, medium, and hard questions. The next segment of the module adapts to the level achieved in the first portion, resulting in a more efficient assessment.

College Board Testing Application:
The test is now provided on a custom-built application
Testing time is significantly shorter
(2 hours, 14 mins versus 3 hours in previous versions)
Enhanced testing features: Students can now flag test questions for review within a test module and return to them to review their answers. Each module will have a countdown timer (students can hide this), a built-in graphic calculator, a reference sheet for math formulas
Devices:
Students can now use their own laptop or a school-issued device/Chromebook

 

Information supplied by CollegeBoard.com, download pdf for full details.

Future SAT Testing Dates:

Remaining 23–24 Season dates:

April 19th, 2024
May 16th, 2024

Anticipated 24–25 Season dates:

August 24th, 2024
October 5th, 2024
November 2nd, 2024
December 7th, 2024
March 8th, 2025
May 3rd, 2025
June 7th, 2025

Future ACT Testing Dates:

Remaining 2024 Dates:

June 8th, 2024
July 13th, 2024

24–25 Season dates:

September 14th, 2024
October 26th, 2024
December 14th, 2024
February 8th, 2025
April 5th, 2025
June 14th, 2025
July 12th, 2025

ACT Format Changes

Online version available in some locations starting in spring 2024 (paper and pencil version still available)
Enhanced accessibility including text-to-speech functionality, and support for screen reader users

 

Information supplied by ACT.org Visit their website for full details.

ACT Format Changes

Online version available in some locations starting in spring 2024 (paper and pencil version still available)
Enhanced accessibility including text-to-speech functionality, and support for screen reader users

 

Information supplied by ACT.org Visit their website for full details.

Future ACT Testing Dates:

Remaining 2024 Dates:

June 8th, 2024
July 13th, 2024

24–25 Season dates:

September 14th, 2024
October 26th, 2024
December 14th, 2024
February 8th, 2025
April 5th, 2025
June 14th, 2025
July 12th, 2025

Our teachers are highly-qualified tutors with years of experience helping students prepare for high-stakes admissions testing.

We can help you take the test feeling confident, prepared, and relaxed. You’ll go in knowing what to expect and what strategies will help you earn your best possible score.

We recommend test preparation begin at least six weeks prior to the test, but we can customize a test-prep regimen that meets your specific needs.

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